A 23-year-old husband, father and co-owner of a Weston, Mo. business died in a work-related accident Thursday, March 12. Colton Frisbee was one of two men on a scissor lift painting a building at Inland Parts and Services in the 8800th block of NE Parvin Road that morning. According to reports, the lift and scaffolding fell over, and Frisbee jumped off and onto a nearby truck. The lift then fell on top of him.
The other man survived the fall.
Colton’s father Corey Frisbee co-owned Weston Tobacco, located inside the Burley House on Main Street of Weston’s historic downtown, with his son. The business started in 2010 when Corey left his painting business and journeyed to Texas to learn how to hand-roll cigars.
Weston Tobacco, which started with a small table of cigars and a cash box, built up a solid reputation near and far in recent years for its unique products. Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to investigate the accident.